1.The article/abstract should not have been previously published.
2.An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or conference. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or conference constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
‎3.The article must include Title, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Review of ‎literature and Theoretical Foundations, Methodology, Results, Conclusion and ‎Suggestions for further research and acknowledgment.‎
4.The abstract must be up to 250 words and 3-6 key words, including:
•the problem under investigation, in one sentence if possible; •the participants, specifying pertinent characteristics such as age, sex, and ethnic and/or racial group;
•the essential features of study method—you have a limited number of words so restrict your description to essential and interesting features of the study methodology— particularly those likely to be used in electronic searches;
•the basic findings, including effect sizes and confidence intervals and/or statistical significance levels;
•the conclusions and the implications or applications.
5.When preparing your manuscript, begin the introduction on a new page, including statement of the problem, significance of the study, research questions and research hypotheses, followed by review of literature and methodology.
6.In results section, figures, tables and pictures should be of high quality, designed and displayed based on the APA style, 6th edition.
7.The manuscript elements, titles and subtitles must be arranged and numbered based on the APA style, 6th edition.
‎8. Authors must send their manuscripts and track the process of submission ‎via: http http://jgusd.um.ac.ir ‎
‎9.The recommended length of articles is 7000 words or 20 pages, including ‎endnotes, references, tables, figures and abstract.
10.Addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names is not possible after the submission of the article.
11.The JGUSD journal adheres to APA reference style (6th edition). For instance:
One author:
Williams, J. H. (2008). Employee engagement: Improving participation in safety. Professional Safety, 53(12), 40-45.
Two to seven authors [List all authors]
Keller, T. E., Cusick, G. R., & Courtney, M. E. (2007). Approaching the transition to adulthood: Distinctive profiles of adolescents aging out of the child welfare system. Social Services Review, 81, 453-484.
Chapter in a book:
Booth-LaForce, C., & Kerns, K. A. (2009). Child-parent attachment relationships, peer relationships, and peer-group functioning. In K. H. Rubin, W. M. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups (pp. 490-507). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Journal article:
Senior, B., & Swailes, S. (2007). Inside management teams: Developing a teamwork survey instrument. British Journal of Management, 18, 138-153.
Articles/books on the Internet:
Moon, K. (2001). Speech act study: Differences between native and nonnative speaker complaint strategies. The American University. Retrieved June 5, 2010, from http://www.american.edu/tesol/Kyunghye_Moon.pdf.
12.All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Each submission will be considered by an editor and—if not rejected outright—by 3 peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors. Author identities will also remain anonymous to JGUSD reviewers.
13.It is important that the file be saved in the native format of Microsoft Word ‎‎(i.e., "Manuscript.doc" or "Manuscript.docx"), including the full title, abstract, ‎figures, tables, and appendices. The text should be in B Lotus, 12 point, Titles ‎in B Lotus, 13 point bold, and subtitles in B Lotus 12 point bold.‎
14.The JGUSD journal reserves the right to accept, reject or edit the articles and the manuscripts cannot be retrieved.